Dun dun dun...Currently, I find myself in a very interesting and unique phase in my life, and perhaps it's a feeling that many of you college graduates have been familiar with, or still are to this day. I'm still working with my super adorable and (sometimes) lovable student Cameron, but I am starting to wrap things up with him while training other new aids.
You see, working with a child who has special needs definitely requires some major commitment. We need at least a whole year's commitment to take him to school. As you all probably know, I'm trying to get things done for the upcoming wedding as well as search for a job opportunity, also known as, my "career". I will miss Cameron so much! :( Waahhhhh
Although I know that God has some amazing and great things in store for me and Greg in the future, it's not certain if those plans will be in the near or distant future. I mean, whatever He has said and done, will come to pass as long as I stay sensitive to His voice! Amen and amen to that!
The "plan" that I'm talking about is a pretty hard notion for many people to grasp, but if you're actually curious enough to know, then I'd be willing to share if you ask me!
My question is though, dear reader, if I haven't bored you to death and you're still so persevering enough to read this!! Haha. How is one to search for a job that involves his or her studied major?! Do most of you get to work with what you studied in college? Any tips for this? ;)
I realize that PATIENCE IS KEY DURING THESE TIMES!!! :D While I'm not necessarily worried, there are times when I begin to wrestle things out with God. And this is a good thing! I believe that in order to grow in faith and perseverance, we need to come directly to God with our whole heart.
So this is where I am. In a place of waiting, searching for what's already been promised, and trusting in God's perfect sovereignty. :) No I take that back, not even His sovereignty! But the Lord Himself. I will not lose hope nor get dismayed! He's brought me too far to shrink away in fear and be so proud as to belittle His providence.
For those of you who are "stuck in a rut" as many people would say...However, I like to call it "the waiting period before victory comes" instead, here are some verses that I gain strength from daily.
"The testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." ~James 1:3-4~
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Consider how the lilies grow. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?" ~Matthew 6:28-30~
It's been said that the majority of our lives is spent waiting and waiting and waiting. It is after all, one of the hardest things for us mere mortals to do--to wait and be patient!! But I am totally okay with that, because I know that Jesus is with me. :D Besides, I want to spend this time as well as the rest of my life being thankful to Christ for all that He's done for me. Having a personal relationship with Him truly can't be beat.
What I've been doing
The other day I got together with some friends to prepare for another friend's SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTAYYY!!
Haha! We made the cake all from scratch and we were in such a hurry that we completely butchered the first attempt!!
We didn't have time to spare, so I opted for a super simple but soooo delicious cake recipe from Allrecipes. It was a success.
The cream is just basic whipped cream. For some odd reason, it started to become runny so we just covered up the flaws with beautiful berries. The heart shaped strawberries are courtesy of my friend Lim. :)
Ain't she a beauty? I say yes!
The birthday girl is Steph, in the polka dots!! We had seriously so much fun bonding and sharing together. It was just what she hoped for, a cozy birthday party.
I was so proud of the girls for setting up a great taco bar which only happened to be exquisitely yummy!
Later at night we decided to go for some Asian Karaoke! Or as Koreans call it, Noraebang.
Some of us went crazy and started to dance to the silliest songs, including "YMCA". :P
Also, if you haven't tried the protein pancakes then I highly encourage you to try it.
To this one I added half of a mashed banana and it tasted DEEE-VINE.
Obviously, different protein powders produce different flavors in the pancakes. I've been using the BOKU Rice Protein powder that I got last month and it's delicious when it is in baked goods. However, I have to be honest and say that it's not what I expected. It's pretty good, but I wouldn't call it the most delicious supplement out there when I drink it in smoothie form.
My butt and my hamstrings, as well as every other muscle fiber in my body (except my face) is sore from yesterday's workout. I feel good! I love that burning firey sensation. I mostly worked my abs along with high knees, and at the end I did 30 lb. deadlifts. The answer to strong and tight glutes+hams-->Dead.Lifts. ;)
I have a recipe coming for this dish very soon!
I realize that the dressing on top is mispositioned and hence, it looks funky.
By the way!! Look to the right of my blog. Yep! I am now considered a Foodbuzz Featured Publisher. Looking forward to the fun events they hold.
I hope you have a great rest of the day and I love you dear readers! Take care.
Favorite butt and leg exercise?
What are you wanting to trust God with, or have been patient waiting for?
Grace & Peace,